This month’s film is A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night — billed as a Persian-language Vampire Western.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Tuesday, October 9
7-9 p.m., Hodges Library auditorium
Runtime: 102 minutes
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Supplier: Kino Lorber Edu
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town — home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls — is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the town’s most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom . . . blood red.
The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the surrealism of David Lynch.
For more information, feel free to contact Michael Deike (email@example.com) or just drop by the Public Services Desk on the second floor of Hodges Library and ask to talk to Michael about movies!
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